Fans attending Destination D23 this fall will hear from Disney's Bob Chapek and Josh D'Amaro, who will offer a preview of what's next for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Disney's D23 official fan club today release program highlight for the three-day event, which also will celebrate Disney Plus and the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort.
Tickets for Destination D23 go on sale on the D23 website Thursday at 1pm Eastern for $256 per person (including processing fee) for general seating and $406 per person for preferred seating. The event will run Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 21 at Disney's Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek will kick off this year's Destination D23 with a welcome presentation. Beyond that, D23 has not yet released the time schedule for specific sessions, but the program will include:
Sessions celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort will include:
Admission to the event also will include access to Walt Disney Archives' "50 Years of Bringing Home the Magic" exhibit at the conference hall, the Destination D23 Mickey's of Glendale pop-up shop, a "special screening" at Disney Springs on Friday night, and a Disney Plus party on Sunday.
A limited number of specially priced resort rooms and theme park tickets will be available to D23 members who purchase Destination D23 tickets. Details on those will be provided in ticket confirmation emails.
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Well, I heard that the planned Mary Poppins attraction has been redesigned as a single scene within the Guardians of the Galaxy ride....
The Mary Poppins attraction, much of what was planned for EPCOT, the beach resort Joe Rhode was involved in, and the Avengers E-ticket to name a few.
Epcot was going to get a major overhaul for it’s 40th anniversary. Some of which were that Spaceship Earth was going to get a major overhaul/refurb, a new Pavilion called Play!, and the Festival Center which was supposed to house private events and seasonal festival events.
TH, all of those things in EPCOT had construction well under way prior to the pandemic shutting everything down (with exception of Moana), but anything that had not begun construction will likely be cancelled or delayed indefinitely like Mary Poppins, Spaceship Earth refurb, or
Let’s be real: the announcement of the re-theming of Splash Mountain from last year was a PR move to capitalize on the BLM protests. There’s no doubt that the re-theme is in the works but I feel it’s on a lower priority than other projects. Heck, the fact that both MK’s and DL’s Splash Mountain are still operating tells me that they’re in no rush on retheming this ride(They could’ve easily started first at DL since it was closed for a lot longer than MK).
Yeah I'm excited to hear about Play! and love the idea of games and a crowd control device. I think we need more subtle ways to direct people and give them the idea they are in control.
Ratatouille is another winner, where you board a rat that scurries the floors of a commercial kitchen. It’ll be nice to be immersed in one of the most desirable environments in the world. I understand that the Imagineers have even added authentic scents of mold and rotten food at certain points of the adventure, mmm...
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I’m expecting lots of what was announced in D23 2019 to have been officially cancelled and replaced with stuff with a severe budget.